London and Paris Discovery
 9 Days • 9 Meals
Discover two of the world’s most historic capitals. Spend four nights in cosmopolitan London and three nights in romantic Paris, exploring some of the cities’ most notable sites. From the impressive Tower Bridge to the opulent Palace of Versailles; from picturesque Leeds Castle to the unforgettable Eiffel Tower, adventure and local experiences await.

 Highlights
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises and Tours
  • Panoramic city tour of London
  • Excursion to Leeds Castle and the Cliffs of Dover
  • High-speed rail journey between London and Paris aboard the Eurostar
  • Panoramic tour of Paris
  • Ascend to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower for birds’ eye views over the city
  • Learn how to create local cuisine at a cooking class in Paris
  • Visit the regal Palace of Versailles
  • All excursions with local English-speaking guides
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to London, England
Day 2  London, England
Welcome to England! Upon arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to become acquainted with your new surroundings and begin discovering ‘merry ole England’! This evening, join your traveling companions for an included dinner, hosted by your Tour Manager. Meal: D
Day 3  London
Begin the day with a panoramic orientation tour of London. Your local guide brings history to life as you depart by coach to see the historical sites and architectural wonders throughout the city. Monuments abound from the impressive Marble Arch to the Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square. Intricate façades decorate Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben and the postcard-perfect Tower Bridge stand guard over the Thames River. The Victoria Memorial is showcased in front of Buckingham Palace. In contrast, the London Eye and the Shard are contemporary highlights to the skyline. All await your discovery! Once you have the lay of the land, the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Meal: B
Day 4  Leeds Castle and Dover, England
Depart on a full-day excursion with your local guide for a visit to the 900-year-old Leeds Castle. Located in a picturesque countryside setting, and still surrounded by a moat, it has been called the ‘loveliest castle in the world’. Originally built as a Norman stronghold, the castle has evolved into one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. From its military beginnings to uses as a palace by Henry VIII, private residence by royalty and political agendas, the local guide will tell tales of the history held within its walls. After visiting the castle, continue by coach to the Eastern coast to witness the majestic ‘White Cliffs of Dover’. Known around the world for their place in history, as well as scenic beauty, they are considered England’s most spectacular natural phenomenon. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Meal: B
Day 5  London
Enjoy a full day at leisure to pursue independent interests. Perhaps you’ll visit the Tower of London, explore local markets, visit some museums, take a ride on the London Eye, shop for souvenirs, see a show at one of the many theaters, or simply relax at a local pub. Your Tour Manager will be available to assist with your plans. Meal: B
Day 6  London to Paris
It’s time to say ‘cheerio’ to London as you depart for the station where it’s ‘all aboard’ the Eurostar. Sit back and relax during this high-speed train ride under the English Channel via the ‘Chunnel’ to Paris, France. Upon arrival in the ‘City of Light’, your coach will be waiting to take you on an orientation tour. Your local guide will provide commentary as you drive along the Champs-Élysées and see such famous sites as the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Bastille, Opera Garnier, Place Vendôme, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. The tour ends at the hotel for check in and an evening at leisure. Meal: B
Day 7  Paris
Adventure and local experiences await! What better way to ‘see’ Paris than from above! Your visit to the Eiffel Tower includes the lift ticket to the 2nd level where you’ll have spectacular views of the city center and surrounding areas. Be sure to have your camera ready! The next adventure is an immersion into local life as you attend a cooking class. Prepare a starter and main course, and then savor the fruits of your labor while enjoying the meal for lunch. Upon returning to the hotel, the rest of the day is left free of planned activities. This evening, sample world-renowned entertainment on an optional excursion to Le Lido – famous for its cabaret and burlesque acts. Meals: B, L
Day 8  Paris
Today’s included excursion begins with a journey by coach with a local guide to the opulent 17th-century Palace of Versailles. While visiting the palace, discover the former royal residence restored to its original grandeur. See the sleeping quarters of France’s kings and queens, the rooms where elegant soirees were held, and the famous ‘Hall of Mirrors’ where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. After the excursion, return to the hotel for the remainder of the day and the final evening at leisure. Meal: B
Day 9  Paris / USA
Having visited two historic yet cosmopolitan capital cities, bid ‘au revoir’ to Paris as you depart on the transfer to the airport for your flight home. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 2 - 5  Hilton Olympia or similar, London, England
Days 6 - 8  Crowne Plaza Republique or similar, Paris, France
 

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